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European and International Funding Opportunities

There are many opportunities open to Swiss researchers to ask for research funding. In the following table the main instances / institutions and programs accessible for Swiss researchers will be laid out briefly. If you click on the title of each program you will get to a more detailed description of the program.

Funding Opportunities Contact
Horizon 2020, The EU Framework Programme
Horizon 2020 constitutes the main financial instrument of the European Union to support research and innovation.
martina [dot] pestoni [at] usi [dot] ch (Martina Pestoni)
COST: European Cooperation in Science and Technology
COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level.
Benedetto Lepori
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
martina [dot] pestoni [at] usi [dot] ch (Martina Pestoni)
EUREKA is an intergovernmental network launched to support market-oriented R&D and innovation projects by industry, research centres and universities across all technological sectors.
Riccardo Cappelletti
Joint European Programmes
Besides European Framework Programs and Life-long Learning, there are a large number of initiatives supporting European and international cooperation in research.
Benedetto Lepori
Cooperation with developing countries
The Swiss National Science Foundation provides researchers with several opportunities to strengthen cooperation with developing countries.
Benedetto Lepori